The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is a trade association in the US construction industry, founded in 1918 to address problems in construction identified during World War I. Today, AGC represents over 26,000 firms and is associated with over 10,500 service providers. It provides advocacy, guidance, training and many other services to support the construction sector.
AGC of America develops and delivers a number of educational & training programs that address key issues throughout the construction industry. Their training covers Building Information Modeling, Lean Construction, Supervisory Training, Project Management, Safety Management and is an authorized provider of Continuing Education Units.
In 2018, AGC of America adopted Accredible to deliver certificates and badges for completion of its training programs. Digital credentials help AGC to manage their renewal process, streamline their delivery and provide an easy way for learners to share and showcase their achievements.
“AGC implemented digital badges in Spring 2018 and the response rate and feedback from our members has been great. We love that the earners are sharing their badges in so many ways and our learners are loving how easy it is to let people know about their accomplishments.” – Meredith Woods, Senior Director, Education Advancement and Credentialing at Associated General Contractors of America.
“As a well respected leader in construction we’re honoured that AGC of America has chosen Accredible to deliver certificates and badges for their programs. It’s clear that they’re committed to innovation; adopting new standards and providing the best training for their members.” – Alan Heppenstall, CTO of Accredible.
Accredible is an industry-leading digital credentialing platform which allows users to securely issue, manage, track, and verify their certificates and badges. Its platform is used by over 400 organizations worldwide, including Google, UC Berkeley, and IEEE. More than 1,000,000 students have received certificates, badges or blockchain credentials through their platform.
ABOUT AGC OF AMERICA
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. AGC represents more than 26,000 firms, including over 6,500 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 9,000 specialty-contracting firms. More than 10,500 service providers and suppliers are also associated with AGC, all through a nationwide network of chapters. AGC has a strong education foundation with two national credential programs and a collection of training programs on safety, project management, lean, BIM and other topics. Learn more about AGC at www.agc.org.